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Bacterial wipes research study
Date:3/16/2011

bacterial counts dropped significantly the more often a plate was swiped regardless of the type of wipe used. Swiping the contaminated plates 3x decreased the bacterial load by 88% on average, compared to just swiping a plate once. Swiping a plate 5x vs. 3x didn't result in an additionally significant decrease in bacteria. And a simple saline wipe appeared to be just as effective as disinfectant wipes when the plates were swiped 3x or more. However, if the plate was swiped just once disinfectant wipes were better at reducing bacteria than simple saline wipes.


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